IMPHAL, December 11: The state advisory board of the National Security Act headed by retd Justice SP Rajkhowa has initiated a sitting for considering the detention of 16 undertrials mainly cadres of different militant outfits as recommended by the district magistrates and the state home department.
According to a source, the sitting of the board was conducted on December 6 and 7 attended by its members Dr Yaminikanta Phukan, senior advocate and Juginder Singh, senior advocate.
The 16 under trials whose cases for detention under NSA was started by the state board have been identified as Khumanthem Punshi Meetei alias Ojit alias Nanao alias Amujao alias Amar alias Khaba Nganba, 30, s/o Kh Heramot Meitei of Yairipok Nongbrang Mamang Leikai, Khwairakpam Ningol Oinam Ongbi Romita Devi alias Pipi alias Purnima alias Ichal alias Ibema alias Chanuleima, Ngangom Sovet Meitei alias Chingkheinganba alias Rabei alias Sunil alias Ibungomacha, 35, s/o (l) Ng Tomba Meitei of Napet Palli Mamang Leikai, Md Kadir alias Abdul Kadir alias Khaba, 54, s/o Md Manigun of Urup Litan Makhong, Khundrakpam Doren Singh alias Jolay, 44, s/o (l) Kh Mani Singh of Sagolband Lukram Leirak, Thokchom Raju Singh alias Ibai, 47 s/o Th. Yaiskul Singh of Mongsangei School Leirak, Konjengbam Somorat alias Ibomcha Singh, 44, s/o (l) K Manichand of Khangempalli Huidrom Leikai.
The other undertrials are Congtham Somokanta Singh alias Micheal alias Shyamo, 39, s/o (l) Ch Shamungou Singh of Wabagai Keirak Keithel Macha presently residence of Lamphel Sanakeithel, Yumnam Biju Singh, 33 s/o (l) Y Tombi Singh of Khagem Palli Mathak, Yanglem Mangi Singh, 60, s/o (l) Y Lukhoi Singh of Luwangsangbam Mayai Leikai, Yumnam Bobo alias Mashen Singh, 49, s/o (l) Y Tombi Singh of Khagempalli Panthak, Pukhrambam Jiten Singh alias Korou, 41, s/o P Maipak Singh of Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai, Tongbram Dinesh Metei alias Chingsang, 42, s/o T Tiken Meitei of Uripok Bachaspati Leikai.
Further according to the source, the UTs also include Salam Sanatomba Singh, 29, s/o S Raghumani Singh of Samurou Awang Leikai and Longjam Tompok Singh alias Tiger alias Ibungo alias Tomthin alias Langjaba, 32, s/o L Chaoba Singh of Thongju-II Pichu Lampak.
The official source further mentioned that the final hearing of the board will be held on December 13 at 10.30am in the office of Central Jail, Sajiwa, Imphal and finalise their detention under NSA, the source added.